Saturday, March 19, 2016

Did you get the job?

Those of you who are old enough, I'm sure some of you know what it is like to send in your resume for your dream job only to not get a reply from HR. It feels like there is just no closure, like the end of a bad relationship where the both of you just decide to stop seeing each other. Trust me, I feel you bro. I've always felt that it should be a courtesy for HR to at least tell you if you did not make the cut. Don't leave a brother hangin', I mean we took the time, however much we though we should devote, to come up with  our resume or for you posh people out there, curriculum vitae and I feel we deserve some closure to whether we got the job or not.

There are major industry players out there, who's HR I know will not let you know if you have made it to their next hiring stage or if you don't fit the mold. Maybe they are too busy or maybe they just don't give a rat's ass. I don't know, but I feel that even HR represents the company and if you do not show the people who are trying to apply to your "esteem" company respect in the first form of communication they get with the company, the application process, then it just makes your company look bad. To me it shows that your company is all about making money and hiring the right coolies, not showing any appreciation that someone might genuinely want to join your company to make a difference. I know that HR would also probably have the negative perception that the only reason we are applying for a job is to chase the dollar, and they are not always wrong. Everyone need to eat and provide from their family or their 9 cats, but there are also people who think they can make a difference and that joining your company is the first step. Believe me, I am not trying to bad mouth HR, but sometimes it makes me wonder, if you are the first line of contact that potential employees get, shouldn't you put your best foot forward? 

Also, I don't know about you, but most employers/companies/HR usually don't want tell you why you are not the right person for the job, from the many job interviews I had had, I would have loved the interviewers who think I did not make the cut to at least give me 1 reason they though I didn't make the cut. Maybe it was because I was late, or my qualifications weren't up to standard, or I didn't sound confident. There is no negative outcome if you tell someone why they failed. In fact, I believe it would help the person stand a better chance at his next job search opportunity. They could reflect on what they did wrong. I know that every company works differently and what you did right in one interview might be wrong in another, but that's no one's fault, it's just the difference in company culture. 

That's the end of this post. If you would like to share your job hunting experience please put it in the comments below. I would love to hear what you have been through.

Thank you reading and have a great one,

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Time Waits For No Man

Time is Broken 2 by applepo3

Ever looked at the clock or out the window and think "Shit....... the fuck am I doing with my life?"
Yeah...... I do that sometimes, but hear me out. It's not a disease, it isn't going to kill you, but it can sure make you feel like a hollowed empty corpse. Sometimes, on what I'll call "sad" day, the thought does slip into my mind and I end up thinking if my life will ever be worth anything to anyone. I'm sure it will to my love ones, but will my life only be known to the people I know? Will the world pass over me like the bird you see flying above you? Just doing their thing, they see you, but they don't give a damn. Just like when we walk the streets or malls. Hundreds of faces, do we know them? Their story? We don't know if they have done something deserving of the noble prize (figure of speech). 

Have I found away to keep the thought of being a nobody out of my mind? Who ever figures that out deserves the noble prize. The though of being a nobody has destroyed the confidence of so many people. 

But I digress, the best solution I can share with you is that thinking positively is probably the best medication you can give yourself. The power of a strong mind/will is what will keep the darkness out of your mind. Now I admit, I have a will like the attention span of a squirrel. I am not a strong willed person, but I know when I need to stop feeling sorry for myself and think about the people in life that I really matter too. 

You could try positively thinking about the future like I think how awesome a father I can be. You could also pride yourself in something, I like think about all the small things I have achieved in life, it could be having a good job or being the go-to-guy for stuff I am knowledgeable about. I even once in a while indulge myself in shopping for the things I love because I know I can afford them. I love collecting playing cards. MA GUILTY PLEASURE!! So once in a while when I see a deck of cards that I like I buy them. The idea of being able to grow my playing card collection give me a sense of achievement. Knowing I can monetarily afford to buy new decks makes me feel a sense of pride. I think to myself, "Not everyone is able to afford to indulge in their hobby, but I can.". I'm not trying to boast of my disposable income, I just want to share how I can feel a that I'm not a nobody.

You may not be Steve Jobs or Justin Bieber, but I'm sure you can do something better or have something they don't own. Remember we each have something worth living for, you just may not have found it yet.

Well, know you know my story. I want to say a big thanks for reading. I know the post may not be as entertaining a some foodie review, but I feel this post is really down to earth.

So, if you have any comments please feel free to share them, Also, please share this  if you know people who would like a shot of life.

Have a great one.